One of the UK’s most important nuclear decommissioning projects has taken a giant leap forward. Workers at Sellafield’s Pile Fuel Storage Pond have now removed half of the solid waste in the facility. It puts the programme on track to remove almost all radioactive material by 2024. That would complete a task that began more than a decade ago and retire one of the UK’s biggest nuclear risks. Even more impressive, the job was finished during the Covid-19 pandemic, using new ways of working to protect people from the virus.
Carlisle News and Star 25th March 2021 read more »